Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project
Abstract: In recent decades, many young Chinese men and women arrived in the United States to pursue advanced degrees. Following graduation, many of them find jobs, get married and settle down in the United States. With the influence from traditional Chinese parents and past social changes in China, young Chinese American couples face life challenges from many fronts. This thesis lays out an integrated therapy approach to counseling young Chinese American couples, considering impacts from Chinese and American cultures and family genealogy to examine their life problems of old selves from outermost behavior to innermost perceptions, and using biblical methodology to help find sustainable solutions to their life problems in order to build new selves from innermost perceptions to outermost behavior.